Leader of Opposition in parliament and Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president Lazarous Chakwera said the speech delivered by President Peter Mutharika to official open budget session of parliament on Friday was uttery pathetic as it failed to inspire hope to the nation.
Chakwera said Muntharika speech was only descriptive without its prescription, as only telling problems without solutions, a thing he says leaves Malawians with alot of questions on how the outlined problems will be solved.
“One of the things you have to bear in mind is that the President has acknowledged that we are still in a bad shape as a nation,” said Chakwera.
He noted that the narrative has not changed for the past two years.
Chakwera said Mutharika did not put convincing remedies on the table and therefore his speech was empty.
He gave an example on what Muntharika said that his government is concerned with the continuous ill treatment of elderly people, the killings and abductions of people living with albinism but in his address he did not provide solutions or any message of hope on what his government is doing or will do to end the malpractice.
Chakwera said what Muntharika has done is a repetition of his speeches and recycling of issues .
“All I see is the description of ailments of this country but there is a little prescription,” said MCP president.
The leader of the opposition maintained that ubetween the promises of the President and the dreams of Malawians, he chooses the dreams of Malawians.
Dream with Malawians
“I choose to dream with Malawians of a presidency for the people, not for the government. I choose to dream with Malawians of a country where farmers make more money from their crops than traders. I choose to dream with Malawians of a country where government salaries are paid punctually by the order of a system, not tardily by the orders of a President. I choose to dream with Malawians of a country whose cities have tarred roads and landscaped sidewalks, not dirty roads, potholes, and bushes.
“I choose to dream with Malawians of a country whose cities are secure by night and clean by day, not littered by day and feared by night. I choose to dream with Malawians of a country in which the power of the sun and wind are harnessed through technology to extend the power grid to every Malawian home by 2064.
“I choose to dream with Malawians of a country in which handouts for votes are illegal. I choose to dream with Malawians of a country in which there is no State broadcaster to poison Malawians with propaganda. I choose to dream with Malawians of a country in which mechanisms of governance credibility, development equality and democracy security are guaranteed by the Constitution. I choose to dream with Malawians of a country in which foreign aid for the government is a memory, employment for young people is a [not] luxury, prosperity for all is a destiny, and security for communities is a reality…”Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :